“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” And soon the same may apply to your YouTube history. Google is reportedly working on an incognito mode for its YouTube mobile app.
Let’s face it, no one is ever really proud of what’s in our YouTube history. It’s not always our fault, sometimes we click on the wrong link, sometimes the thumbnail is deceiving or sometimes, well, sometimes we just want to watch something without having to let the world know we watched it. Am I right?
Well, you will be happy to know that according to Android Police, YouTube’s mobile app might soon get an Incognito mode.
Incognito modes are not new to Google. Chrome has it. It allows you to browse the web and not save your browsing history. It also allows you to visit some websites without giving out personal information or letting admins know you even were there.
In the case of YouTube, since the platform uses your viewing history to recommend other videos or channels you should view or subscribe to, an Incognito mode would also allow you to watch things as a one-off without impacting the algorithms.
So yes, that is a great idea Google, go ahead and roll it out to all of us please.